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Kingsport receives $7.8M for Riverwalk Park

Riverwalk Park

The city of Kingsport has received a $7.8 million grant from the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee Foundation for the enhancement of the city’s Riverfront Park. The 8.8-acre park is located along the South Fork of the Holston River, and plans for it include an inclusive play area, community pavilion, sports courts, water features, fitness area, recreational water access, art installations and restrooms. Construction is expected to begin later this summer. Of the funds, $6.5 million will go toward construction with an additional $1.3 million for maintenance. This is the second BlueCross Healthy Place located within the city of Kingsport, the first being located at the Kingsport Miracle League Complex. There are presently 21 Blue Cross Healthy Places throughout the state.